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Trade deadline could move due to storm

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With the trade deadline set for Tuesday and Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, a league source tells PFT that there’s talk of the window being extended.

It makes sense.  The league office has shut down for Monday, and it likely will be closed again on Tuesday.

This year, the league moved the deadline from the Tuesday after Week Six to the Tuesday after Week Eight.  There have been no serious trade rumblings as the deadline approaches, and no serious injuries that would prompt a team to make a deal like the one the Raiders did last year with the Bengals, after quarterback Jason Campbell suffered a broken collarbone.

If the deadline is pushed back, it likely will be only a nudge.  We’ll check into the situation and update once we know more.

UPDATE 1:54 p.m. ET:  The league has announced the deadline has been pushed back to Thursday afternoon, a 48-hour extension.

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11 Responses to “Trade deadline could move due to storm”
  1. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 29, 2012 1:29 PM

    It’s going to be a tough week for the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York Jets & Giants, New England, and Buffalo teams.
    Finally they get a taste of what it’s like to have to deal with a storm and play against a team who has none of those challenges.
    The Saints suck this year but I predict the Eagles will lose to the Saints for this reason alone.

  2. skito13 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:29 PM

    What the. … does Mom Nature have to do with trade deadlines?? Does everybody go into caves?? Or is ny the only place with phones…

  3. mrplow3 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:32 PM

    Like all storms, the media has overhyped this. It’s a category 1 storm. That’s nothing. I get that it’s merging with other storms but it’s still just a cat 1 hurricane.

    I’m in Southeastern PA, the heart of the danger zone. The weather is as calm as can be. Just rain and overcast.

  4. Peter Venkman says: Oct 29, 2012 1:34 PM

    Maybe Sandy will was away the Jets’ trainwreck of a season.

  5. greenmamba12 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:36 PM

    “and no serious injuries that would prompt a team to make a deal”

    I don’t know if this count’s as a serious injury, but the packers starting running back looks like his feet are made of stone while running in mud. Seriously, pull the trigger and get a starting RB please. Alex “the grass is not” Green(er) isn’t going to cut it.

  6. sadskinsfan89 says: Oct 29, 2012 1:52 PM

    Redskins please trade d hall. Get that garbage away from our team. Take whatever u can get. Take a 7th rounder for him. I just cant take ot anymore with this joke team.

  7. sportsfreak13 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:07 PM

    skit013: Mass power outages along the east coast would make it a bit harder for teams to communicate with each other in order for the trades to happen. Cell phone batteries only last so long.

  8. schmitty2 says: Oct 29, 2012 2:32 PM

    mrplow3 says:Oct 29, 2012 1:32 PM

    Like all storms, the media has overhyped this. It’s a category 1 storm. That’s nothing. I get that it’s merging with other storms but it’s still just a cat 1 hurricane.

    I’m in Southeastern PA, the heart of the danger zone. The weather is as calm as can be. Just rain and overcast.

    Don’t get too comfortable. I believe you experiencing what they refer to as the “calm before the storm”

  9. greggyd717 says: Oct 29, 2012 3:30 PM

    Yeah, I live in South Central PA and it’s just rain and light wind too, but this storm is still off shore and we’re already seeing effects.

    Let me know if it’s “overhyped” when the wind is whipping through your neighborhood at a constant 30-40 mph and dumping rain

  10. boltfansmith says: Oct 29, 2012 4:06 PM

    Chargers need to trade a pick or two for a f’in WR!!

  11. Nevis says: Oct 29, 2012 5:12 PM

    S-Jax to Green Bay?

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